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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 20, 2014 - Volume 445
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) This Excel spreadsheet from RNIB was last updated on 23 January 2014, and lists accessible mobile phones available in the UK:
http://www.rnib.org.uk/livingwithsightloss/Documents/Buyers_Guide_23_Jan_2014.xls

2) For users who have difficulty with the touch screen on Apple or Android devices, or who for any other reason want a keyboard interface to the phone, RiVO is a keyboard-like remote:
http://www.mobience.com/rivo/index.html

3) The BBC offers My Web My Way, How-To Guides for adapting your computer setup based on disability:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/guides/index.shtml

4) The next CAVICast is called Portable Productivity for Students, and will be held on GMT Monday, 24 February at 01:00 in the CAVI TeamTalk server:
http://tt.cucat.org

5) If you want to learn about Linux, you can join the Linux Discussion email list by sending a blank message to:
linux-discuss-subscribe@emissives.com

6) Two posts from the blog of Quentin Christensen from Vision Australia are:

A) Android housekeeping Part 3: Keeping Your Device in Sshape:
http://qchristensen.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/keeping-your-device-in-shape/

B) And Reviewing Android apps on the Play Store - Particularly for Talkback Users:
http://qchristensen.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/reviewing-android-apps-on-the-play-store/

7) And this blog post, "Microsoft Not Last in Accessibility," comes from Joe Orozco:
http://joeorozco.com/blog_microsoft_is_not_last_in_accessibility

8) Blind Planet labels itself as "Your one-stop resource for anything blindness related," and contains a wealth of technology-related material:
http://blind-planet.com/

9) Hadley offers quarterly iPhone-related seminars. The fifth one comes up on 25 February at 20:00 GMT, and is titled "Tips on Using the Vision Accessibility Features in iOS7." Recordings will be available afterward, or Register here:
http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=10207074&msgid=700593&act=GE9S&c=225701&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fhadley.edu%2FSeminarDetails.asp%3Fsid%3D223

10) A developer is looking for those experienced in both NVDA and QuickBooks to test implementation of access to QuickBooks 2014. If you qualify, email:
info@myblindspot.org

11) Recent AppleVis guides which may be of interest include:

A) Tips for Taking Full Advantage of Voiceover in Your App:
http://www.applevis.com/guides/ios/tips-taking-full-advantage-voiceover-your-app

B) An Overview of Five iOS Text Editors:
http://www.applevis.com/guides/braille/overview-five-ios-text-editors

C) And How to use Interface Builder with Voiceover:
http://www.applevis.com/guides/programming-ios/interface-builder-xcode-voiceover-users-perspective

12) The Lions Center for the Blind, located in Oakland California, is seeking an assistive Technology Specialist:
http://lbcenter.org/AT_specialist.php

13) Turning to audio:

A) Learn about ice hockey for the blind and visually impaired on Eyes on Success:
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/

B) Or listen to the SPN Special interview with Seeing Eye President, Jim Kutsch:
http://serotalk.com/2014/02/19/spn-special-an-interview-with-jim-kutsch/

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